Silence (2017)

Martin Scorsese's SILENCE tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) - at a time when… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 13, 2017
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Silence ends Martin Scorsese's decades-long creative quest with a thoughtful, emotionally resonant look at spirituality and human nature that stands among the director's finest works.

Amy Nicholson

Scorsese doesn't glorify martyrdom, and he doesn't even hate the killers. He makes death as blunt and dull and useless as a snapped pencil. The point is that there is no point.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

This may not be Scorsese's best film, but it's unquestionably his most impassioned.

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Ernesto Diezmartinez
Cine Vértigo

A remarkable film that results in one of the most personal Scorsese's works. [Full review in Spanish]

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Alternately powerful and somnolent.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Scorsese's abiding passion and respect for his source material are everywhere in evidence. For once, perhaps, they are a little too great.

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Fernando Moreno
Ibero 90.9

A film brilliantly photographed by the Mexican Rodrigo Prieto and with the splendid performances of Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson. [Full review in Spanish]

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

For those not exulted by the inner-workings of devotion, it's a slog.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

"Silence" feels like a career summation for a filmmaker who has spent his life exploring his faith through his work. Here is a movie about the importance of religion that will move you, regardless of whichever God you worship - or don't.

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Hugo Hernández Valdivia

A great film, and that in it appears the best from Scorsese, making him the more solid filmmaker in technical-narrative questions of the present time. [Full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A priest in 17th century Japan has his faith tested by anti-Christian government officials. Interesting for the devout. Not so much for anyone else.
Sheldon Chau
Martin Scorsese's SILENCE is not only a monumental undertaking, but it is also the incredible immersion of filmmaking that is epic, powerful, dramatic, and… More
KJ Proulx
Back in the day when films like Ben-Hur or The Bridge on the River Kwai were the films to top the box office, sweeping epics were the box office gold that… More
Kevin Mozulay
I've always had mixed feelings about Martin Scorsese. I've found his older movies overrated, and most of his recent entries to be anywhere from great… More
Nate Zoebl
A nearly three-hour movie about Portuguese Jesuit priests facing persecution in 17th century Japan and struggling with the personal demands and costs of their… More
Jacob Smith
Silence is about as intense of a moviegoing experience as you can get. The cinematography is dark and fits the tone of the film. The overall message is one that… More